Bruna Le Russeghine 2012

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Winemaker(s): Francesca Bruna & Roberto Germani ABV: 13.5%
Origin: Ranzo, Riviera Ligure di Ponente (DOC), Italy Closure: Cork
Grapes: 100% Pigato Size: 75cl
Life Span: Drinking now till 2014-15

 

Biography

Le Russeghine is Bruna’s oldest wine label (they create them all themselves) and perhaps their most ground and terroir-focused Pigato.
The Ligurian name “Russeghine” refers to the distinctive red clay earth in this particular little vineyard, at 230 metres high up in the hills above the tiny agricultural hamlet of Ranzo Borgo. Only around 8,000 per year are bottled,so it is a rare talent. It is approachable in both price and flavour, with some extra-special old-vine complexity.
Stunning value for a uniquely fine wine.

Flavours: Un-oaked. Masses of wildly aromatic herbs on the nose, like wild fennel, sage and thyme, with notes of ripe fruit such as apricots and peaches.
Densely mineral qualities and a light bitter almond edge to it  .
Team up with: Eat like the locals do, with  seafood, and this wine will match well to the pasta dishes especially including the classic Genoese pesto.
Home ground: Liguria region, Italy.